OTTAWA, Jan. 3, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment
Agency (the Agency) invites the public to comment on the environmental
assessment of the proposed Burnco Aggregate Mine Project (the Project),
formerly known as the McNab Valley Aggregate Project, in British
The Agency is seeking comments from the public on the project and its
potential effects on the environment to ensure that these issues are
identified for consideration in the environmental assessment. To assist
the public in providing comments, a background document is available on
the Agency website at www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca. The document is also available in hard copy, by request.
The Agency is also making available $30,000 under its Participant
Funding Program to assist groups and individuals to take part in
upcoming steps in the federal environmental assessment of the project.
Public comments and funding applications received by February 3, 2012
will be considered.
This is the first of several public comment periods that will occur
during the environmental assessment of this project. Future public
participation opportunities will be announced at a later date.
Burnco Rock Products Ltd. proposes to develop the Burnco Aggregate Mine
Project, a sand and gravel mine located on the northwest shore of Howe
Sound, approximately 22 kilometres southwest of Squamish, B.C. This
project has an expected mine life of 20-30 years with a production
capacity of approximately 1-1.6 million tonnes per year.
The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency administers the federal
environmental assessment process, which identifies the environmental
effects of proposed projects and measures to address those effects, in
support of sustainable development.
SOURCE Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
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